I have been breastfeeding my baby boy exclusively for 7 months. I also breastfed my first son for a year, so I do feel pretty knowledgeable, but I ahve been having such a hard time with solid foods this time around.
It all comes down to poop at this point. At first my son was sooo gassy and constantly having green stools. That subsided a little bit, so I introduced solids just past 5 months old. I only gave rice and only did it once a day for about two weeks, but he started not pooping at all. He would go 2-3 days between stools and so I got worried and stopped solids all together. When I started them again he continued to only poop every 2-3 days and the dr. said that was fine. However, recently I began feeding him solids more often and for the last 5 days he has been pooping soooo much. It's almost every other diaper and he's also pooping in the middle of the night. It's crazy. Most of the stools during the day are green too. I did start him on oatmeal recently, so I don't know if that's it or not.
How do I know if it's diarrhea? How do I know if it's a food allergy?? I've looked at all the signs of an allergy, but the only one he would have is the diarrhea (if that's what this poop is). We don't have food allergies anywhere in our family, so it just doesn't seem logical that he could have one. I should note that he has cut two teeth since March 19, but the frequent stools have only been the last 4-5 days. I just want to know how to determine what's going on because it just can't be normal for him to be pooping 5-6 times a day.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.